Martin Hackl


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Martin Hackl specializes in international litigation and arbitration, and regularly advises clients on the legal structuring of complex international projects. He acts as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations, including under the ICC, SCC, LCIA, VIAC, DIS, LAC, and UNCITRAL Rules.

Martin Hackl’s experience in advising Austrian and international companies spans a wide range of industries and sectors, including construction and engineering, metals and mining, oil and gas, transport and infrastructure, and pharma. Informed by his technical background, he has a particular focus on industrial engineering and disputes involving complex technical problems. He also advises clients on issues of real estate and construction law as well as intellectual property law. Most recently, Martin Hackl has represented a world-leading engineering company in a complex suit of multi-million Euro arbitrations centred around the construction and refurbishment of several major hydro power plants.

Before becoming a partner with Peters Ortner Partners, Martin Hackl was a research fellow of civil and civil procedural law at the Universities of Linz and Vienna as well as counsel at an international arbitration boutique based in Vienna. He is a lecturer at the Danube University Krems and regularly publishes in the field of dispute resolution.

He is consistently recognized as a rising star and a future leader in international commercial arbitration by the Expert Guide of Euromoney Legal Media Group and Who’s Who Legal.

Martin Hackl completed his legal studies in Austria (Vienna, Linz) and Australia (University of Newcastle) and is admitted to practice as an attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwalt) in Austria.

He speaks English and German.